First, I want to say "lez les bon temps rouler" and hope you enjoy these bell ringers as much as my students have each year. There are not a large (18 bell ringers) amount of them but just enough to get students into thinking about this wonderful time of the year.
My students were told the stories about Jan. 6th, Epiphany, Carnival, Mardi Gras, the 3 Kings, the moon cycle, 40 days, Christmas, Catholic and Pagan parties, the plastic baby and other items placed in King Cakes, the colors and what they represent, the song and when and what it represents. It's just another way I teach Louisiana history without really teaching 'religion' in a public school. It's all part of our history.